“Trees are hand built with a balsa hand carved trunk, stained . I bought fresh caspia from the local flower shop and dried. After dried I painted with a craft paint in moss green, Then I installed each branch one at a time. When all branches were installed I used the green ground foam and the cheep hair spray to hold the foam. When dried I installed the dead branches. To date I have made more than 700 from 4 to 24 inches. Some have hand made eagle nests.
Pictures of scratch built bridges and trestle’s, researched university of Washington’s library on Washington’s logging railroads and found the trestle’s that were built in my state. I will send more pictures as I get more track and turnouts installed. I am hand laying my track and built my turnouts.
Some pictures of my hand painted backdrop.
Big thanks to Jeff for sharing. Loved the hand painted back drop – can’t wait to see the finished layout too.